Today’s content management system websites have revolutionized the ecommerce experience by combining website features and a complete online store in a single system. Creating and managing an online store has never been easier.
Etsy is an online ecommerce platform for the sale of handmade goods, vintage items, and do-it-yourself supplies. It is free to set up an Etsy store and you can be up and running with a fully functional online shop in a few hours. There is no monthly fee, you pay a very reasonable per transaction fee to Etsy. There is also a fee of (less than $1) to add an item. Payments are handled through any of the major payment gateways and the system includes inventory management, shipping rates, tax rates, and all of the features you would expect in a basic online store. The best part is that once it’s up & running you can run it yourself. My set up package includes everything you need to get started. If you have handmade or vintage items you want to sell online, Etsy is a great way to get started. Download a Product Brief or contact me for a free quote.
Weebly combines website features with a complete online store in a single easy-to-use system. Simply log in and add or edit products, work with customer orders, manage inventory and much more using simple, built in tools. You automatically get all of the features you would expect in an online store and it's easy to manage yourself. My set up package includes everything you need to get started including training. Set up and hosting costs depend on the number of products you have to offer. After that you pay just one low monthly fee and industry-standard transaction fees. Start small and scale up as needed while keeping overhead costs low! Contact me for a free quote.
Shopify, other platforms and consulting
In addition to Etsy and Weebly I've also created stores on Shopify. If you need help planning and implementing a Shopify store I can assist. But sometimes you just need to offer a couple of things for sale and don't want a full store. Or perhaps you want to sell online without accepting payments. Feel free to contact me for assistance with any of these other aspects of setting up - or working with - an online store.